• 12:30 McCarthy Insurance Group Hurdle2m

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,240 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.90s
  • Off time: 12:30:37
12:30 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Waaheb (USA) 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0901-69 Dark green, yellow hoop, red sleeves, white armlet, red & white striped cap Silver Friend 221
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-12 J J Walsh B T O'Connell 126 16/117.00
2 12F34-4 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Waaheb (USA) 68
Distance Winner
7 11-9 p1 D K Weld M P Walsh 140 7/42.75
3 301/30-0 BLUE, yellow sash, red & white quartered cap The Four Elms (IRE) 48
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-5 t J J Walsh A McCurtin (7) 116 20/121.00
4 02/221-4 Light blue, orange star, orange stars on sleeves, orange star on cap Turban (FR) 235
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 W P Mullins P Townend 141 8/131.62
Non runners
5F142-27Way Up In The Air (IRE)711-2R TynerP T Enright124


WAAHEB looks the answer to this as he won his first three bumpers before beaten a short-head in the Champion Bumper at Punchestown in 2011. He's been steadily making his way back after a long absence and has run well against some smart performers. Way Up In The Air had some strong form in bumpers and against smart opposition over hurdles but his two latest efforts have been over fences. He finished 2l behind Silver Friend here in April but is 11lb better off so should have no problems reversing the form. Willie Mullins, who has won this for the past two years, had a trio of entries and relies on Turban, a decent hurdler though not out of the top drawer and much more likely to make his mark in staying events over fences this campaign. The Four Elms has done well on the Flat and loves heavy ground but finished last on his return to hurdles at Punchestown in November.